The U.S. Post Office has issued a new Eid stamp to commemorate this year's holiday, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. Customers can purchase the "Eid Forever" stamp online for use on Eid cards this holiday season.

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The U.S. Post Office said:

Featuring calligraphy from the 2011 Eid stamp with a new green background, this 2013 Eid Forever® stamp issuance commemorates the two most important festivals—or eids—in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. On these days, Muslims wish each other Eid mubarak, the phrase shown in Islamic calligraphy on the stamp. Eid mubarak translates literally as “blessed festival” and can be paraphrased “May your religious holiday be blessed.” This phrase can be applied to both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

The first Eid stamp was issued on September 1, 2011, featuring gold calligraphy on a blue background. All of the Eid stamps to date have showcased the calligraphy of Mohamed Zakariya of Arlington, Virginia. The world-renowned calligrapher used painstaking methods to create the design by hand, later utilizing a computer to colorize the result. This year, the art direction was done by Phil Jordan.

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  • Ramadan 2013

    A Pakistani beautician applies traditional henna design to the hand of a customer ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Karachi on August 7, 2013. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Pakistani beauticians apply traditional henna designs to the hands of customers ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Karachi on August 7, 2013. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Bangladeshis ride a packed ferry as they rush home to be with their families in their respective villages ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival at the Sadarghat ferry terminal on the outskirts of Dhaka on August 7, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr, the biggest festive Muslim event, marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Pakistani Muslim women shop for bangles at a market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Karachi on August 7, 2013. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Afghan men buy second-hand clothes as they prepare for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr festival, which is celebrated at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at a busy market in Kabul on August 7, 2013. Afghan Muslims, like millions of Muslims around the world, are observing the holy month of Ramadan - a month of fasting and spiritual purity during which they refrain from eating, drinking or sex from dawn until dusk. AFP PHOTO/ SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    A young Indian cap vendor waits for customers at an outdoor market ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr in Kolkata on August 7, 2013. Eid al-Fitr, an Islamic festival observed at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, is scheduled to fall on August 9 in India. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    A Pakistani Muslim woman shops for bangles at a market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Karachi on August 7, 2013. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Muslims Study The Moon To Determine End Of Ramadan

    GRESIK, INDONESIA - AUGUST 07: Indonesian Muslims hold a Rukyatul Hilal to see the new crescent moon that determines the end of Ramadan at Condro Dipo Hill on August 7, 2013 in Gresik, Indonesia. There have been confirmed sightings of the new moon, which ends the holy month of Ramadan with the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

  • A Bangladeshi woman tries to jump onto an overcrowded train from a bridge to travel home for Eid al-Fitr in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Muslims across the world are preparing for the arrival of Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

  • A young Indian Muslim boy drinks water as he breaks fast outside a shop in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Muslims throng a marketplace in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Muslims across the world are preparing for Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Ramadan 2013

    An Indian Muslim child looks on during Jummat-Ul-Vida prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan outside the historic Mecca Masjid and near the Charminar monument (background) in Hyderabad on August 2, 2013, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival. The three-day festival, which begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon, marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, during which devout Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Indian Muslim women (foreground) join the male congregation (background) as they offer Jummat-Ul-Vida prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan at the historic Jama Masjid in New Delhi on August 2, 2013, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival. The three-day festival, which begins after the sighting of the new moon, marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, during which devout Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Indian Muslims offer congregational noon prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan outside the Bandra railway station in Mumbai on August 2, 2013. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Pakistani Muslims offer Jummat-ul-Vida, last Friday, prayers during the holy month of Ramadan at the Data Darbara mosque in Lahore on August 2, 2013. Muslim devotees took part in the last Friday prayers ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, which is dependent on the sighting of the moon. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Muslim worshippers pray overnight August 4, 2013 outside the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosques compound in Jerusalem's Old City on the occasion of Lailat al-Qadr which falls on the 27th day of the fasting month of Ramadan. Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Destiny, marks the night Muslims believe the first verses of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed through the archangel Gabriel. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    A Palestinian woman decorates traditional biscuits popular on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr at her home in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on August 5, 2013. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Preparations include buying new clothes, toys and special sweets. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Kuwaiti men pray at the Grand Mosque in Kuwait City early on August, 5, 2013, on the night of 'Lailat al-Qadr' which marks the revelation of the Koran, Islam's holy book, to the Prophet Mohammed through the archangel Gabriel during the fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    A Palestinian woman wearing a bracelet in the colours of the national flag, lays out traditional date-filled cookies on a tray for baking in preparation for the Eid al-Fitr holiday at their home in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on August 5, 2013. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday next week, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - AUGUST 02: A blind men reads Braille Quran at Disability Rehabilitation Centers during holy month of Ramadan on August 2, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The centre cares for around 30 Muslim patients who suffer from blindness and on each day of Ramadan they read a braille version of the Qur'an together. The Disability Rehabilitation Center Yogyakarta is a center of services and rehabilitation, aimed at improving the lives of people with disabilities. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Kuwaiti women pray at the Grand Mosque in Kuwait City early on August, 5, 2013, on the night of 'Lailat al-Qadr' which marks the revelation of the Koran, Islam's holy book, to the Prophet Mohammed through the archangel Gabriel during the fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Hundreds of Indonesians wait to receive 'zakat', or alms, given to poor people during Ramadan at a tabacco factory of Gudang Garam, Indonesia's biggest clove cigarette manufacturer, in Kediri in East Java province on August 6, 2013. Each person received 10,000 (1 USD) or up to 20,000 rupiah (2 USD) cash from company in a tradition of giving charity to the poor during Islam's holy month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / M. ANDIKA (Photo credit should read M. ANDIKA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Afghan day labuorers pack cakes for the Eid festival, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at a market in Kabul on August 6, 2013. Afghan Muslims, like millions of Muslims around the world, are observing the holy month of Ramadan - a month of fasting and spiritual purity during which they refrain from eating, drinking or sex from dawn until dusk. AFP PHOTO/ SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ramadan 2013

    Kashmiri Muslims pray during a special prayer service for Lailat al-Qader, also known as the Night of Power, the 27th night of Ramadan, at Kashmir's 600-year-old grand mosque Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar on August 6, 2013. Lailat al-Qader commemorates the night, according to tradition, when the Muslim holy book, the Koran, was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed through the angel Gabriel. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Muslim woman shops for meat during the last few days of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a market in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Indonesians flock shopping malls and markets in the capital as they begin to shop in preparation for Eid al-Fitr, a celebration that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

  • In this Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 photograph, Indian fisherman Mohammad Abdullah prays on his boat before breaking his daylong fast during the Muslim holy month Ramadan in the River Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India. The Assam state government has banned all fishing activities during monsoon breeding season of July and August. This is to prevent harm to the regeneration of fish stock. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

  • Iraqis buy clothes for Eid al-Fitr at the Shorjah market in central Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

  • In this Sunday, July 28, 2013 photo, a stray cat looks for left over food from the Iftar meal, as laborers perform evening prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Across Muslim world, families gather at sunset after the daylong fast during the holy month of Ramadan. In a parking lot in Dubai, a group of Muslim laborers from India separated from their homeland like millions of other workers across the Gulf join for a game of cricket and to swap stories late into the evening. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • In this Sunday, July 28, 2013 photo, Muslim labor workers break their fast during they holy month of Ramadan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Across Muslim world, families gather at sunset after the daylong fast during the holy month of Ramadan. In a parking lot in Dubai, a group of Muslim laborers from India separated from their homeland like millions of other workers across the Gulf join for a game of cricket and to swap stories late into the evening. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • In this Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 photo, a labor workers weeps during Friday payers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Across Muslim world, families gather at sunset after the daylong fast during the holy month of Ramadan. In a parking lot in Dubai, a group of Muslim laborers from India separated from their homeland like millions of other workers across the Gulf join for a game of cricket and to swap stories late into the evening. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • In this Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 photo, laborers rest inside an Iftar tent as temperatures rise to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) during the holy month of Ramadan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Across Muslim world, families gather at sunset after the daylong fast during the holy month of Ramadan. In a parking lot in Dubai, a group of Muslim laborers from India separated from their homeland like millions of other workers across the Gulf join for a game of cricket and to swap stories late into the evening. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • In this Sunday, July 28, 2013 photo, Muslim labor workers pray after breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Across Muslim world, families gather at sunset after the daylong fast during the holy month of Ramadan. In a parking lot in Dubai, a group of Muslim laborers from India separated from their homeland like millions of other workers across the Gulf join for a game of cricket and to swap stories late into the evening. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

  • India

    Kashmiri Muslims break their fast inside a mosque during Ramadan in Srinagar, India, Thursday, July 25, 2013. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

  • Iran

    Two Iranian worshippers finger their prayer beads as they attend Friday prayers, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran, Friday, July 26, 2013. Muslims around the globe are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan where they refrain from drinking, eating, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

  • Bahrain

    Young Bahraini Shiite Muslim girls read the Koran, Islam's holy book, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama, on July 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Bahrain

    Young Bahraini Shiite Muslim girls read the Koran, Islam's holy book, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama, on July 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Bahrain

    Young Bahraini Shiite Muslim girls read the Koran, Islam's holy book, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama, on July 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Afghanistan

    An Afghan child reads the Koran in a lesson during the month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Jalalabad on July 27, 2013. Throughout the month, devout Muslims must abstain from food and drink from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal. AFP PHOTO/ Noorullah SHIRZADA (Photo credit should read Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Kuwait

    A Kuwaiti man cast his vote at a polling station in Rumaithiya, Kuwait, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Kuwaiti voters braved searing heat in the middle of the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast to cast ballots Saturday in parliamentary elections that leaders in the oil-rich Gulf nation hope can restore some stability after years of escalating confrontations between its Western-backed rulers and an Islamist-led opposition. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)

  • U.S.A.

    Secretary of State John Kerry, second left, is seated with Israel's Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, second right, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, right, and Yitzhak Molcho, an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at an Iftar dinner, which celebrates Ramadan, at the State Department in Washington, marking the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Indonesia

    An Indonesian Muslim woman reads a Koran next to her sleeping daughter during prayer in the third week of Ramadan at Al Akbar mosque on July 30, 2013, in Surabaya city in eastern Java island. Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, devout Muslims must abstain from food and drink from dawn until sunset, when Indonesians break the fast with 'berbuka puasa' meal. AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO (Photo credit should read JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Bangladesh

    A Bangladeshi man works at an embroidery factory ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

  • Iran

    Iranians attend a religious ceremony marking Imam Ali's death at the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery, just outside Tehran, Iran, early Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Iranians commemorate the anniversary of Imam Ali's death, the first Imam of Shia Muslims on the 21st day of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

  • Iran

    Iranians read Quran during a religious ceremony marking Imam Ali's death at the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery, just outside Tehran, Iran, early Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Iranians commemorate the anniversary of Imam Ali's death, the first Imam of Shia Muslims on the 21st day of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

  • Pakistan

    A Pakistani boy arranges plates of food for Iftar, the meal that breaks the day's fast, during the holy month of Ramadan at a roadside in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

  • Pakistan

    Pakistani volunteers provide food to people waiting for Iftar, the meal that breaks the day's fast, during the holy month of Ramadan in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

  • India

    Indian Muslims relax after offering prayers on the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Jamia Masjid or grand mosque in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 19, 2013. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • Bangladesh

    Bangladeshi Muslim devotees prepare to break their fast at Baitul Mukaram national mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 19, 2013. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

  • Indonesia

    Indonesian people enjoy the funfair at the National Monument (Monas) square as they wait for breaking-fasting time on the 12th day of the holy month of Ramadan in Jakarta on July 21, 2013. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Afghanistan

    Afghan youths read the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, July 21, 2013. Ramadan is the holiest month in Islam and observant Muslims worldwide mark it by fasting from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

  • Afghanistan

    Afghan children wait for food donated by a private charity as they break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Jalalabad on July 22, 2013. Throughout the month, devout Muslims must abstain from food and drink from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal. AFP PHOTO/ Noorullah Shirzada (Photo credit should read Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)